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Are some of those anticipating the pope's message most in for a disappointment?
How the "sharing economy" allows Millennials to cope with downward mobility, and also makes them poorer.
Where once experts took long trips seeking rare beasts, today anyone with a camera can snap a critter and share it worldwide. Has technology opened our eyes to the wonders of nature, or destroyed a delicate art?
Airbnb gode forse più di ogni altro dell'aura mitica che avvolge tutto ciò che si presenta con l'etichetta dell'economia collaborativa, eppure...
In 2013, Ronald van den Hoff, founder of Seats2meet, introduced Shareable co-founder Neal Gorenflo to Nils Roemen. A Dutch consultant, community organizer, and sharing activist, Roemen has co-founded numerous sharing projects. One of his first was DareToAsk ("Durftevragen" in Dutch), a workshop based on tapping into social abundance by inviting people to ask each other for help.
Excerpted from Rajesh Makwana: "Bearing in mind the urgent need to implement sharing on a systemic and global basis, a fresh evaluation of the sharing economy from the perspective of social justice and environmental sustainability is presented below. The five general positions that follow do not present a comprehensive critique by any standards, but they... Continue reading ...
Berlino vieta Airbnb. Lo farà definitivamente dal 2016, mentre nel frattempo la norma è aggirabile a patto che il proprietario dell'appartamento comunichi entro tre mesi agli uffici municipali la destinazione commerciale dell'immobile pena una multa che può arrivare fino a 50mila euro. Il regolamento è entrato in vigore lo scorso primo maggio. Airbnb non viene citato direttamente così come non lo sono 9flats o Wimdu, ma subisce gli effetti di un discorso generale legato agli utilizzi impropri delle abitazioni berlinesi.
As recently as last year, it wasn't clear that RelayRides' business made financial sense. The company, which lets strangers rent one another's cars, was growing -- acquiring rivals like Wheelz and expanding into new markets. It was charging its users a healthy vigorish; car owners paid the company 25% of every rental fee, while renters kicked in an additional 15%. (Most digital marketplaces only take a total of 10-20% of every transaction.) And yet, the company was still losing money on every transaction. The culprit? Insurance.
The sharing movement in Europe is thriving. Due in large part to the endless hustle, focus, and connectedness of the OuiShare community, new networks are forming, growing, and connecting with each other.
Earlier this year, I travelled to Melbourne for a conference. Instead of paying to stay in a hotel like I normally would, I paid a local couple to stay in their spare room. On arriving at their clean and
For as long as there has been such a thing as money, morality and debt have been intimately intertwined. We see this today in discussions about the debt crisis. Do mortgage debtors, credit card debtors, and student loan borrowers have a moral obligation to pay back their debts? Is it unethical for debtor nations to default on their loans?
If you're from the sharing movement and are offended by this post, my opposite of this post is The Three Drivers of the Collaborative Economy, where I documented over a dozen specific attributes that are driving this movement. Please read it. While the recently published Report on the Collaborative Economy lists the key challenges continues to obtaining traction, let's focus in at a deeper level on what's counter-acting this market, and look at both sides objectively.
Hot off the presses from Airbnb's PR machine, we're hearing word of a new initiative dubbed "Resolution No. 87," which - co-sponsored by mayors from across the US, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia - will lead 15 different cities to "review and address regulations" that cause roadblocks for sharing economy
Recent legal and regulatory troubles for companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber are alerting people to the fact that sharing isn't always rainbows and bunnies.
Are digital and urban commons alike doomed to feed the hand that bites them?
How the natural sharing economy of university campus life could save the future of Higher Ed.
I welcome others to dive into this wiki. Let me know at cii [at) igc dot org if you make significant changes. Thanks much! - Tom Atlee Mainstream economics forces economic growth through increased consumption and profits, regardless of harms to people and nature. On this finite Earth this...